Monday, March 31, 2008
Psoriasis, how many of you have psoriasis? I do and have for over 17 years. All the meds, ointments, creams and now AD ointment..just keeps it from itching but never gets rid of it..Guess what.
In our newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. we have a Dr that gives out information about whatever a person ask. My dh brought this article home and I read it and now I must say, my psoriasis never look or felt better. A woman wrote to the Dr thanking him for the article about using banana skin, inside. He dh tried to 3 days and it was gone..and only used it once a week to keep it clear. He has psoriasis for only 2 years. I started this a week ago and you should see my calve, knees and elbows..It is close to seeing my skin again. I now have dh eating a banana a day..I use twice as mine are thicker than most people. I scrub it every night and did all the treatments and it never look this good. Every morning it looked it grew, yew grew..it get thick and crusty sometimes if I am not able to put something on it all day. I only wear long skirt during the summer and slacks in the winter when I go somewhere and long sleeve or 3/4 inch shirts or blouses..It is ugly to look at and do not want anyone to see it..When I first went in to the Dr's in June of last year..she was shocked to see what she saw and asked me what it was..me telling a Dr it was psoriasis..give me a break..lol
I forgot to take photos to show the before and after, because I would love to send them to this Dr.
When putting the banana skins on your psoriasis, it will sting for about 5-10 minutes and it is messy, do I care No Way..lol it works..there is cure and they, medical field, knew this more than likely..so if this can help someone save money and wastes time putting all these creams and ointment..I hope so. Of course I would love to show you all photos but I won't..as I am embarrassed having psoriasis..Good luck anyone that does try it.
My glasses came in the morning..so now have to find the time with dh working to pick them up. Well I better get something done this evening as all I have done today is mess around..scan my patterns pieces and try to buy supplies from Dick Blick and still haven't push the confirm button..lol Have a great evening.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Paint sticks..I love this technique since I learned about it over 3 and half years ago in Linda Schmidt"s Element class. Every thing was new to me than and haven't stop investigating new and found techniques with new products that comes up. I used all but the metals colors in this one.
I did try doing some discharging with my dye bleach pen and the gel and neither one worked..I of course had to paint a piece with Dyna flow to see if it works..and heat setting it before doing the discharging..I was not going to get involved with all the other things used..done it before.
I did the bubble wrap thing last year but with printer inks..it was more intense in color that fabric paints..and probably always will be.
I detailed all the fruits and vegetables..now just waiting for the weekend when I will have some cherries and grapes to add in front of the few rows that looks kinda off, like fruit flying in the air. I will than use chalk to fill in around the fruits and vegetables will different colorways around them. I will that add a strip of fabric to the lines about an 1/4 inch and thank proceed on with fibers. Than will add borders, binding and maybe use ribbon with binding..Than machine quilt it and add my beading last. It for sure will not look anything of what is posted..love it.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Another stuff and dump..all those different pinks..awesome.
Here they are all four, but actually did 6 but giving sis the others and part of these..I do not carry much pink in my stash..maybe because I did not have any girls..lol but now I should have enough to play with for a bit.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Here it to the right of the door when you walk in. This table is front of a large shelf area with a little bit of molds on it. The table that gets used a lot and was most of the time a storage lol
These shelves use to be my green ware shelves but not holds my storage boxes and now have my itty bitty table and chair so I can do some other type of work.
Lemons and bananas.
Larger area of the cabbage, carrots and tomatoes..I want more different colors on my quilts so I will throw in other colors to a fruit or vegetable to make more fun.
This the larger cabbage also but over lapping over other colors..really pretty.
All the fruit..
Apple and tangerine.
Kiwi above left, peaches, avocado and pears..need more practice..lol
Orange, kiwi, apple same on bottom and banana in the middle. What I will do for my quilt is put all the fruit in the middle and have the vegetables on the sides and tops..Paint in between all veg and fruit with a contrasting color that make them popped out more..as I do not want whiter or a muslin color background..I already have done the measurements for my dinning room..When done will put it here.
middle section of my home.
Right side of my home. The gray really does more for my home than the white. They said after a few very warm days they lay flat and melt to each other. Those large lefty things you see all over is the leaves for the Surprise Lilies that blooms in August..by then we have mowed and mowed over them because they start to look terrible..than in August you just a stem with large Pink Lilies..very odd but pretty.
One of the photos you can see how much those Narcissus are blooming.. Tomorrow morning I will water them all. they are very use to lots of rain and need to keep it that way or all my flowers with looks very neglected..
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I am getting some dyes ready to dyed Mom's 4 t shirt..wish she likes tie-dye but not so..she wants solids so I will have to keep on adding and stirring but she is such a tiny person it won't take long..she is making the potato salad for dinner tomorrow, so I do not mine..She will be able to take them home tomorrow..really do not fell like mixing more dyes but hey that's life, lol Make do for others..
I also will be doing my fruit and vegetable dyeing. dh just went to get a carrot and a lemon..I must have..see now if I drove and had my car I could get it myself and not wait around for it..one day at a time..I will get there again!!
Well, I now have a new roof..It looks great. We paid off the other guy from the insurance as my awning was still leaking and he wanted to remove my old shingles, and put on new ones..we know why too...to make sure he got the leak..not necessary. we hire someone who has been in the roofing business for over 20 years and got a discount..100 dollar lest for the whole roof compare to only a half a roof...Yeah..We also got a grayish color instead of white and it matches the house so much better..tomorrow a photo..I was taking a nap when they finished..boy I was out there constantly removing the shingles, from the tips of the house they cut..from my flower garden constantly..lol some on top my poor flowering plants..too..lol Reason for the nap...lol It felt good to good some bending and bending and more bending..my knee felt it a bit but all is fine.
Glasses did not come in again..another week..When I call Monday and if it is not in I think, now think, I will ask for my money back. we are going back to Dec before Christmas..computer glasses..boy..Can not wait till all this is done.
No TV..they had to disconnect it to put up the shingles.so we have tapes many dvd from pay tv so we will put them tonight and all day tomorrow..lol strange to have only the local channels and I hate them except when the CSIs come on CBS that is all I watch..lol
Happy Easter to all of you from my family to yours!!
Friday, March 21, 2008
This is the back side isn't it wonderful. just as nice to use as the front.
Sun printing with magnets, egg shells, acrylic beads and buttons.
Second one with about the same thing but a change in colors.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
My uncle Donnie was the father we never had for us 5 siblings. He use to babysit my twin and I when he was 13 and going to school. He would run over to our house to babysit us when Mom had my brother, Bob. during his lunch hour to feed us and make we were fine and than go back to school and after school. I love talking to him on the phone, he always had me cracking up with laughter..but it has not happen since late last year..when I called he was always rushing me off the phone..I did know he was getting his cancer back as he did not let us know. He was such a kind and wonderful man. We all are very deepen with sorrow. I still have my brothers to call. My youngest brother, Donnie, was names after him. He would always ask how he was doing and always would say, my name sake..lol
I have this photo trace on tracing paper and muslin as I was going to a portrait of him 3 years ago and never did finish it..It is time that I do for me. I am going to try and do a fabric painting of him also. May not come out as good.
Here is another photos of Uncle Donnie with my Dad, on the right. This was a long time ago and have no date..but probably in the 90's. Now he is with his two other brothers, his mom and dad. too. I will have another guardian angel to watch over me and my siblings. I will miss your laughter over the phone and I know you did not receive my birthday card which you would have had a big kick out of.
My Uncle Roger, in Indian, is as off now having lung cancer surgery, He almost did not make it last year with colon cancer. I am praying for you Uncle Roger. I could not understand why my letters came back to me when I wrote you to your ex wife's address where you were staying, but than found out she had died. Aunt Lorraine told me you are now living with your daughter..I did get her address and phone number from a search..as if you are going to read this..maybe Ruth Ann, your daughter will.
I am the only one out of 5 siblings that did meet any of our Uncles. Only one Uncle I did not meet and that is Uncle Walter in Maryland. And I never have met my Aunt Lorraine. one day, there is still time. There were Ballard, my dad, Walter, Vernon, Donald and Roger for the guys and Aunt Lorraine, the only girl. Uncle Vernon lives in Mexico..
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
My twin sister, Mary Adkins, sent these two beautiful dress form pin cushions. The blue on top is a large one and the purple is a smaller one. They were a joy to receive and I love them both. I now have 4 of these. She also sent me a purple fairy, like my green on she sent awhile back..love them. She made stick pins which is on the dress forms.
Today I finished all the dolls that I have been beading for a long time now. Hair, I mean real hair on a few of them, and doll's hair on the rest..Talk about have a bad hair day..Hair is harder to put on than anything I do with these dolls but does not take a long as the beading or painting the faces.
The copyright place has downloaded my blog so now I just wait and see what I have to do next. My dh wants me to get a patent but I do not thing that is necessary, as it also cost a pretty penny..but if he does insist and willing to pay for I will.
I made my sister her yellow one today, I made it with my real hair and even put glasses on her. My dh got a big charge of it. I will put the face on here but the not the whole doll. Not until I have the copyright logo on any of the dolls.
I made one for my younger sister, and she ended up looking Hawaiian, wasn't suppose to but did and love it. Now on to beading newer ones. I love doing and my dh notice that I really have fun with it..I told him I miss my art in ceramic, oils and etc. but the way my arm is there is no way right now.
My son is having problems with his U KNOW WHAT..I have quite a few names for but than thought it might really be an insult to them..so I will have to come up with a duzzie one. She is what she is..Her true colors are coming out..But there were a few times I saw the look in her face..No wonder no one could bond or be friends with her..I never did see anyone that cried a lot or was so sick all the time..yet they could never find anything wrong with her..Is her therapist helping her, I do not think any one can help her now she is beyond helping..
I remember taking depression pills and being very depressed about 5 years ago. but I did not accomplished anything. I was sleeping my life away and thinking about how depress I was all the time to me was not healthy at all. I took control of my life by myself..it was hard but I did it and happy for it. No one is worth the worry, trouble or pain when it does you, yourself, harm. I learn this the hard way. I am not saying do not care for others..but do not dwell on it. You can not do anything but be very supported. I will help my son financially as much as I can, and be there when he needs someone to talk to but I will not dwell on it..I will rant when I want to and get over it..till something comes up again..lol do the same old thing again. I would not be where I am now if I did not take control of it. Sometimes it is very hard. Yes, I will worry about my son probably through out the day in random thoughts as he is my son..that is mother nature..for all of us..enough now..lol Have a great day tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Dh is outside mowing the yard with his new electric lawn mower. He was trying to hard to buy a motor for his old one and twice now at the very last minute some gets it for a dollar more..lol So he thought he would go and buy a new at the exchange for their cheaper for $170 but they did not have any left. He called me and we discussed a 300 dollar one and told him yes go ahead and get it..mind you it was last on our priority list..after the water heater..I can not wait till next year when all this done and gone and we can say Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
We got a call on our roofing from the guys that still has not fixed the leaked on our roof. They want to take off the old and start fresh..but the old is just fine, with no wrinkles or curling, dh thinks they are doing this so the can get rid of the leak once and for all, but we end up paying for there mistakes
My computer glasses are not in yet and its been going 3 weeks this Sat. I told them today that I am a very unsatisfied customer. I started out 2 weeks before Christmas and got my regular, Transitions, in the middle of Feb and now it is the middle of March and still one pair to go. What service we get now. I wish I could do the roofing and make my own glasses..at this point now..lol
You know I am not one to use a lot of yellow or orange in my quilts only when I have to. But do keep hand dyed ones on hand. But they sure are pretty in a garden bed..
Here they are growing like crazy..lol
I love what I had here, till the red glob fell onto and decided to put it all over my green piece..This sometimes happens..by hey they could be a red bush or some red flowers, using your imagination..lol My other piece still is not dry. I probably won't do any more till next week. I have so much of sun printing and other practices that I have had a chance to use and wanting to delete some of stash, this playing time does not help out, but could always give it to sis.
This is my mono printing, wet, so we will see how it looks when dry.I did use my fingers to do just a squiggly lines down to bring the other colors together and see what happens. It did separate on the glass, not sure if it is suppose to but stayed wet for the longest time..so did not have to worry about it drying on me. I have magenta, orange, yellow, teal, a light green forget the name and purple.
The upper left hand corner is a wet one with wipes from hands or the sponge..lol I save everything and use in dyeing and painting. the upper right is my first scrunching and than did another one in front. The green will be good for mountain and valleys for an art quilt. I used a quarter of yard for all my painting as I can not use an 8x10. It just would not go that far for me if I wanted to do something with it. Also I always like to send sis half of what I do. I only have a shelf in my closet of just fabrics full of hand dyed and painting fabrics..lol
This is a paper towel and another wet one with the paints on them. I need to iron them when they are dry. Of course for another project in the future...lol